Good gatherings

Good gatherings

It’s always great doing that first school assembly.  So many hours, weeks and months of planning and discussion to get to that point, and then, finally, we can tell the kids. In no time, I tell them, they are going to have their heads in a hole digging up the past and...
The big day approaches

The big day approaches

So the big day is tomorrow. I haven’t blogged in a while -things have been a little frantic! I have just got back from two busy days in the school, with the scouts and the final singing rehearsal with what has become a truly lovely community choir, and am now...
Turning history into celebration

Turning history into celebration

The exhibition is up – now at Long Stratton Library, the finds are washed, recorded and analysed and the school has broken up after a term of busy, creative work on their imagined Land. There are also moves afoot by some residents to continue historical and...
Discovery day

Discovery day

On Saturday we held a Discovery Day at the village hall with another good turnout.   We heard from Dr. John Alban, the former county archivist who is ably leading the ‘people’ strand of the documentary research, and then Dr. Brendan Chester Kadwell –...
Making it a reality

Making it a reality

Well, there are no more anxieties any more about getting the balls rolling. In the past 3 weeks we have taken a big leap towards making the project a firm reality. The Creative Planning group are just putting the finishing touches on the schedule for the creative...
Research…

Research…

You may read this because you have become embroiled in Imagined Land somehow , or because you haven’t found your place within it yet but are still curious to know what’s going on, or perhaps you now live across the globe and are hankering to be close to...
Activity plans

Activity plans

I love those moments when thoughts become reality. Months of head-scratching and planning, days of writing it all down and making “activity plans”, all the brain-locked guessing at how you think things may work – without any real way of testing...
Good ideas bearing fruit

Good ideas bearing fruit

You have a good idea, you make the plan, you find the funding and then you get on with setting out to make it all a reality. For that though – you need people. So no matter how sure you are of your idea, or how interested people have seemed in Tasburgh, you...
Two weeks in…

Two weeks in…

This last two weeks have really seen the project begin. I spent from morning to night in a very friendly Tasburgh last Tuesday – starting with a meeting with Don and Ian from the social club, Julia at the church, teachers at the school and a variety of...